Princess Seki 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-28-08, id: 1588792
Author has written 9 stories | Yu Yu Hakusho, and Fruits Basket.
β : Princess Seki is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am fairly picky when it comes to my own work, and even more so when it comes to someone else's. I feel I owe that author the absolute best I have to offer, and anything less is simply unfair of me. My style of correcting is fairly straightforward. I will read through the selection sent to me once just to get a feel for it, then again to correct grammatical and spelling mistakes. The third time I go through is to correct anything I feel is awkward or not up to the level it could be. Changes will be boldened for the author to look at and make a decision on keeping. Please feel free to ask me about any changes I make. I would be more than happy to explain them.
Lastly, I feel that I should explain my situation to you. I am in college, meaning I have lots of free time but LOADS of work to do as well. I would rather edit than do some pointless activity for a class I don't care about, but I do need to maintain good grades to keep my scholarship. Thus, my betareading will most likely cycle through periods of activity followed by bouts of hiatus. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am an English major at a private university, so my grasp of the English language and its subtelties is, in my opinion, fairly good. I am somewhat grammar-obsessive, and grammar mistakes are one thing I will never let slide by. Another of my pet peeves is the improper usage of a word. I will correct those without specifying where they were and just assume that the author has no objections.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Because I have classes to attend and a job to keep up with, a lot of my editing will be done either at night or on weekends. This means you MAY be getting late-night emails from me to ask questions or some other such thing. Don't worry about responding immediately, I'll get the message next time I check my email (which I do daily). Also, I tend to make a lot of suggestions. Feel free to refuse them at any time.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to read fics that aren't too overdone. Don't be surprised if I advise that a fic be scrapped if it is far too overdone. Original ideas are AWESOME, and I would love nothing more than to help a writer develop a complicated original plot. A deep plotline is possibly my favorite thing about a story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Let's see, things I don't like... Unjustifiably impossible couples bug me. I don't like fics where two people suddenly decide to stop hating each other and fall madly in love. If you can't give me at least three reasons the people in question would have to love each other, I don't want to hear about them putting aside differences and beginning a passionate romance. Another thing I hate is any type of fic where all powers are stripped away from a character and he/she is put in a setting such as high school or some other such ridiculousness. Without the powers they were originally given, the characters become nothing more than generic personalities.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Comic Batman
Anime Chrono Crusade
Anime Code Geass
Anime Death Note
Anime Dragon Ball
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Anime Evangelion
Game Final Fantasy X
Anime Fruits Basket
Book Harry Potter
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Junjō Romantica
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Loveless
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Ronin Warriors
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Book Twilight
Book Wheel of Time
Anime Wolf's Rain
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship